Says Engine Marking Procedure Led To Fan Disk Failure
Less than one month after a Mesa Airlines regional airliner
suffered an inflight uncontained fan disk failure in one of its
engines, the FAA has issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive
requiring operators of the type to perform inspections on their
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3606
Issue Date: February 20, 2007 at 2251 UTC
Location: Anderson AFB, Guam near NIMITZ VORTAC (UNZ)
Beginning Date and Time: February 22, 2007 at 0255 UTC
Ending Date and Time: February 22, 2007 at 0505 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/3602: This NOTAM replaces FDC 7/3602 due to a
SkyWatcher, SkyRaider UAVs Complete Series Of Tests
Unmanned aircraft systems developer Proxy Aviation Systems told
ANN this week the company won a contract with the United States Air
Force (USAF) to demonstrate the capabilities of its SkyForce
Distributed Management System (DMS).
LoPresti SpeedMerchants told ANN Wednesday its upcoming Fury
single-engine, retractable two-seat aircraft will offer an
interesting and innovative piece of technology: a fully-integrated
Apple iPod digital audio recorder.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.21.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.21.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Cirrus Shares Fractional
Ownership: 02.21.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Cirrus
Design's Chris Eichma
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance
Technology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University... a Master of
Science degree in Aviation Management and Aviation Safety from an
ERAU extended campus... four years as a Marine avionics mechanic...
and more than 14 years as a mechanic for United Airlines, Raylene
Alexander is eminently qualified to start an Airframe &
Powerplant (A&P) Mentorship Program for women.
The Fourth of our Five categorical choices (covering GA
Piston Single, GA Piston Twin, SA Experimental Kit, E-LSA Kit, and
S-LSA Ready To Fly) for the "Best of Breed" of 2006... a heckuva
good year for aviation, is...
The Diamond DA42
Flush With Cash, Airline Continues Aggressive Expansion
It could be a shot in the arm for Boeing's lagging order count
so far for 2007... as Australia's Virgin Blue announced this week
it was close to signing a deal for as many as 13 777-300ER widebody
planes the carrier plans to use on new long-haul routes to the
The planes are flying again, at last... but investors in JetBlue
gave the low-cost carrier a sign of their displeasure with the
six-day operations shutdown that stranded some 130,000 travellers.
On Tuesday, shares in JetBlue lost nearly five-percent of their
Some details of the stalled "Power8" restructuring program for
Airbus emerged Tuesday, as French minister Dominique de Villepin
told the Financial Times the controversial plan called for the
elimination of some 10,000 jobs -- almost 20 percent of Airbus'
worldwide work force.
C-130 Crew Drops Rations To Troops Using Advanced Parachute
Eight aircrew members from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing's
777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron used the joint precision
airdrop system (JPADS) for the first time over Iraq February 16, to
deliver six 1,200-pound bundles.